Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior

Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior


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Discover a way to end constant power struggles with your defiant, oppositional, "impossible" five to twelve-year-old, with the help of leading child psychologist Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley's approach is research based, practical, and doable-and leads to lasting behavior change. Vivid, realistic stories illustrate what the techniques look like in action. Step by step, learn how you can:

● Harness the power of positive attention and praise.

● Use rewards and incentives effectively.

● Stay calm and consistent-even on the worst of days.

● Establish a time-out system that works.

● Target behavioral issues at home, in school, and in public places.

Thoroughly revised to include the latest resources and fifteen years' worth of research advances, the second edition also reflects Dr. Barkley's ongoing experiences with parents and kids.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541416154
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, a leading scientific authority on ADHD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association, among other honors.

Christine M. Benton is a Chicago-based writer and editor.

Pam Ward has performed in dinner theater, summer stock, and Off-Broadway, as well as in commercials, radio, and film. An experienced narrator, Pam has recorded many titles for the Library of Congress Talking Books program. She is the recipient of an AudioFile Earphones Award and the prestigious Alexander Scourby Award.

Table of Contents

I. Getting to Know Your Defiant Child
1. Is Something Wrong with My Child?
2. Why Is This Happening to My Family?
3. What Should I Do about It?
4. Words to Live By: The Foundation of Better Behavior
II. Getting Along with Your Defiant Child
5. Step 1: Pay Attention!
6. Step 2: Start Earning Peace and Cooperation with Praise
7. Step 3: When Praise Is Not Enough, Offer Rewards
8. Step 4: Use Mild Discipline--Time-Out and More
9. Step 5: Use Time-Out with Other Misbehavior
10. Step 6: Think Aloud and Think Ahead--What to Do in Public
11. Step 7: Help the Teacher Help Your Child
12. Step 8: Moving toward a Brighter Future
Appendix: Does Your Child Have Conduct Disorder?

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